3 players the Detroit Lions could trade for to bolster lagging pass rush

The Detroit Lions need to do something about their struggling pass rush, and a trade for one of these three guys could be on the table in short order.

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3. Chandler Jones, Las Vegas Raiders

The situation with Jones and the Raiders is weird, to say the least, and it's impossible to know everything that's going on or what's the root of his problem with the organization. He has called out the team on social media, including owner Mark Davis now, and said he doesn't want to play for head coach Josh McDaniels. He is apparently being kept out of the facility for what's been deemed personal reasons, but the team has said the bare minimum publicly and he's still on the 53-man roster.

Jones had a disappointing first season with the Raiders last year, with just 4.5 sacks in 15 games. But he had at least 10.5 sacks in six of the previous seven seasons, and he played just five games in the lone exception. So it's unlikely, even at 33 years old now, that his ability has completely gone away. In more of a situational role, he could thrive.

Of course Jones is not being paid like a situational pass rusher. He's in the second year of the three-year, $51 million deal he signed with the Raiders.

Jones and the Raiders seem to be headed for a parting of ways before too long. The Lions may not want to take on someone else's headache without their own vetting of the situation, and they wouldn't be blamed for that. But it's fair to assume Jones would be a happier camper any or everywhere else but Las Vegas, and the Raiders may take whatever they can get in a trade.